Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Lesser Yellowlegs (M.Goodey)

Lesser Yellowlegs (M.Goodey)

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Lesser Yellowlegs flew over Deep Point and landed at Porth Hellick Pool, where the Temminck’s Stint was also still present. The Buff- breasted Sandpiper was still on the Golf Course and a Wryneck was in the Garrison pines. A Seawatch from Peninnis Head produced 43 Cory’s, a Sooty and 2 Great Shearwaters.

St. Agnes – A Sooty and 45 Cory’s Shearwaters flew past between 08:15 and 09:45.

At sea – Birders on the afternoon/early evening return trip on the Scillonian III saw 12 Cory’s Shearwaters.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Lesser Yellowlegs, the Temminck’s Stint, 4 Dunlins, 10 Greenshanks, 3 Common & 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Snipe, a Kingfisher and 3 Yellow Wagtails were at Porth Hellick Pool. The Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the Golf Course was joined by a second bird. 2 Cory’s Shearwaters & a Great Skua flew past Giant’s Castle, 3 Whimbrels were at Deep Point with another at Halangy.

St. Agnes – 10 Whimbrels, a Wryneck and 7 White Wagtails.

Tresco – A Brent Goose was at New Grimsby and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was by the Abbey Gardens’ Café.

St. Martin’s – An Arctic Skua, 2 Cory’s, a Balearic & 2 Sooty Shearwaters flew past the Daymark.